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DART's priorities for the new federal surface transportation authorization bill
Grow >> Increase funding for the Capital Investment Grant program that supports Core Capacity projects like the D2 Subway through downtown Dallas. Maintain >> Increase formula funding
for transit programs, such as State of Good Repair, Bus & Rail Facilities, and Workforce Development. Innovate >> Increase funding for transit research that supports innovative projects like DART's award-winning GoPass® app. Invest >> Increase funding for discretionary grant programs, such as Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD). Rehabilitate >> Increase flexibility to infrastructure financing programs, such as the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF), so that more public agencies, like DART, can utilize these much needed programs.

CARES Act Allocation

DART received $229 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted on March 27.

CARES Act funding can be used for capital, operating and other expenses incurred to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. DART has provided transit service through the pandemic to ensure North Texans have access to essential jobs and medical facilities.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has distributed $25 billion in federal funding to the nation's public transportation systems.


Federal Priorities

for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
The DART System has grown rapidly because the agency has leveraged nearly every federal grant and financing program available. Predictable, long-term funding allows agencies and local governments to make long-range plans and major capital investments.

A new federal surface transportation authorization bill is needed to replace the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) when it expires Sept. 30.

DART supports the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recommendation for a federal investment of $105 billion over six years to fund critical projects that will repair, maintain and improve our public transit and passenger rail systems today and in the future.

APTA estimates that for every $1 billion invested in public transportation, we create or sustain 50,000 jobs across industries. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $5 in economic returns. Maintaining and expanding our public transportation network represent a commitment to growing jobs, supporting our communities and providing expanded mobility options.

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DART's Coronavirus Response

CARES Act Allocation / Federal Priorities

D2 Subway

Silver Line Regional Rail

Hidden Ridge Station

DARTzoom: A New Bus Network

Interactive Digital Kiosks

Discount GoPass® Tap Card

DART Current and Future Rail Services

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